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Nigerian boy in viral ballet video offered ballet scholarship in the U.S.

Posted at 6:52 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 18:52:13-04

A talented 11-year-old Nigerian boy has been offered a ballet scholarship in the U.S. after a video of him performing barefoot in the rain was widely shared online.

Anthony Mmesoma Madu, who attends the Leap of Dance Academy in Lagos, impressed viewers worldwide with his passion for ballet.

After seeing the clip, the American Ballet Theater offered him a scholarship and arranged internet access for virtual training this summer, the Washington Post reported.